Outlook for the financial year 2018: HELLER remains optimistic
The forecasts for the global economic situation in 2018 continue to be optimistic for the international markets as well as for Germany. The same is true for the economic situation in our industry.
The global machine tool market will continue to grow in the medium and long term. We expect this growth to be reflected in the most important submarkets in which HELLER is present.
For the financial year 2018, we expect a moderate growth across all business areas and a good capacity utilisation of the HELLER Group. Internal procedures and structures of the HELLER Group have been sustainably improved in the previous periods.
In 2018, we will continue to invest into the on-going optimisation at HELLER. This includes investments in building infrastructure, machinery, IT and logistics aimed at preserving capacity and improving efficiency as well as the expansion of specific competencies that will have a sustained effect on our growth.
The decrease in new investments in the light-duty project business will be compensated by the growing utility vehicle business based on new emission standards. In terms of single-machine business, we also expect the positive trend to continue.